Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (543)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

543. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cattle slaughtered in approved meat processing plants here which originated from Department defined restricted feedlots in 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29321/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The following table is published on my Department's website at: www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/animalhealthwelfare/animalidentificationandmovement/cattlemovementmonitoringsystem/bovinebirthandmovementsmonthlyreports/6KillNumbers170619.xlsx

The table below shows the most up to date figures for the number of animals slaughtered at EU approved slaughter plants, which originated in Controlled Finishing Units, previously known as feedlots.

2017

2018

2019

January

20,000

24,000

28,000

February

20,000

24,500

26,000

March

21,500

24,500

27,000

April

19,500

26,000

29,000

May

25,000

29,000

31,000

June

24,500

27,500

July

19,500

24,500

August

20,000

21,500

September

18,500

18,500

October

20,500

23,500

November

28,500

26,500

December

25,500

25,000

Total

263,000

295,000

141,000